Fashion and ArchitectureUpdated: November 2, 2013
I’m not a fan of Santiago Calatrava’s architecture; I find his style somewhat too ‘tectonic’, I prefer something simple, say, minimalist. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing him, he has my respect because he made it as one of the many famous architects of our time.
Lately I’ve been giving way too much thought on this archi-fashion thing. Why are architects tied down to the ‘system’ – comb your hair, leather shoe, long shirt, long pants, and a tie. Like those typical office boys and sales person’s attire. We’re in the art and design industry; don’t you think we ought to be a little bit ‘different’ from the rest? I’m not saying we should be funky, dye our hair, and all those nonsense. A good example – jeans and a polo t-shirt, seem somewhat presentable to me, and not to mention comfortable. Steve Jobs is a good example.